28th September – 4th October at the Malthouse Theatre !

27 09 2009

One-night-the-moonONE NIGHT THE MOON

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 3 2009 at THE C.U.B. MALTHOUSE, MERLYN THEATRE.

Prices: $22.50 – $42.50

Presented by MALTHOUSE THEATRE

ADAPTED BY JOHN ROMERIL
FROM AN ORIGINAL FILM BY KEV CARMODY, MAIREAD HANNAN, PAUL KELLY, RACHEL PERKINS
& JOHN ROMERIL
DIRECTOR WESLEY ENOCH
COMPOSERS KEV CARMODY, MAIREAD HANNAN, PAUL KELLY
MUSICAL DIRECTOR MAIREAD HANNAN
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER ANNA CORDINGLEY
LIGHTING DESIGNER NIKLAS PAJANTI
SOUND DESIGNER KELLY RYALL
DRAMATURGE MARYANNE LYNCH

CAST
NATALIE O’DONNELL
KIRK PAGE
MARK SEYMOUR
URSULA YOVICH

WITH MUSIC PERFORMED LIVE BY
DEIRDRE HANNAN, MAIREAD HANNAN, BEN HENDRY, NICK TSIAVOS, RENS VAN DER ZALM

One evening in 1932 a young girl climbed from the window of her outback home and wandered off in search of the moon. Her grief- stricken parents searched the landscape in vain, but small-minded bigotry kept them from turning to the one man who could retrace the footsteps of this child, snatched up by the night.

One Night the Moon, the true story of Aboriginal tracker Sergeant Alexander Riley, first soared onto the big screen in 2001 to win AFI Awards for Best Original Score and Best Cinematography. The film, directed by Rachel Perkins and featuring Paul Kelly, who co-wrote the songs with Kev Carmody and Mairead Hannan, became a cult classic. Tales of the outback swallowing up young innocents have long served white Australia’s fear of the land. One Night The Moon crystallises the perils of a society trapped by its twin fears of a bedevilled landscape and its unholy prejudice.

Now, in this Malthouse Theatre commission, original screen co-writer, John Romeril, and director, Wesley Enoch (Black Medea, Yibiyung) have created a bold and evocative stage adaptation of this landmark work. Mark Seymour, of Hunters and Collectors fame, Kirk Page (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Bangarra Dance Theatre), Natalie O’Donnell (Mamma Mia!) and Ursula Yovich (Australia) will be accompanied by a live ensemble to realise this powerful story of loss and redemption.

“PAUL KELLY IS ONE OF THE FINEST SONGWRITERS IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. HE TAKES EVERYDAY OCCURENCES AND ARTICULATES THEM IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY BECOME EXTRAORDINARY.” – MISSY HIGGINS

A MALTHOUSE THEATRE COMMISSION

WARNING:
Please note performances of One Night the Moon contain a live gunshot sound effect and simulated smoke haze .

Link to my EVENTS CALENDAR for specific date and time for this event.

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28th September – 4th October at the MTC Theatre !

27 09 2009

The Cybec Readings

Play readings mark a vital point in the development of new work, giving writers a chance to hear their words spoken and see an audience respond before honing the script further. The Lawler Studio will host three readings this September.

The Joy of Text

by Robert Reid

Date & Time: 29th September 2009, 7pm

Venue: MTC Theatre, Lawler studio

Tickets: Full $10, Conc/Under 30s: $5

At a sleepy outer suburban secondary school, all hell is about to break loose. On the syllabus appears a fifteen year old book by a notorious Australian writer, whose explosive novel about a student teacher relationship won swag of awards until it was unveiled as a hoax with devastating consequences. Now Danny, a smart but disaffected seventeen year old student at Bowen Secondary College is about to drop a bomb shell of his own. Set against a back drop of vicious staff room aspiration and back biting, Discursive Intercourse is a blisteringly fast paced and bitingly intelligent comedy on the nature of satire, the subjectivity of truth and the knife edge of student teacher relations.

Cast
Heidi Arena
Noni Hazlehurst
Shaun Micallef
Tim Potter

Creative
DirectorAidan Fennessy

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28th September – 4th October at the Melbourne Recital Centre !

27 09 2009
Tinalley String Quartet

2nd October 2009, 6pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

ARTISTS

Tinalley String Quartet

PROGRAM

MEALE –  String Quartet No 2
BRAHMS –  String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51

Tinalley String Quartet has rapidly achieved recognition as one of the most exciting young quartets performing on the world chamber music stage. Tinalley was awarded First Prize at the prestigious 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2007 and the Grand Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, now known as the Asia Pacific Music Competition. The Quartet’s 2009/2010 season will include a return tour of Europe, with debut appearances in Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and the Berlin Konzerthaus, as well as a return appearance at the Concertgebouw as part of the International Chamber Music Series. The Quartet has been broadcast by ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM in Australia while around the world their live recordings have been heard on CBC Canada, SRW2 and HR2 Kultur, Germany, and Public National Radio, The Netherlands. In the previous two years, Tinalley String Quartet have performed across Australia, Europe, America and Canada, with season highlights including New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Hamburg, Nurnberg, Berlin, Luxembourg and Amsterdam.
1 hour 15 mins concert duration (no interval)
Prices:  $30 ($20 concession)


Le voci della sensualita – Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

4th October 2009, 2.30pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

ARTISTS

Rachael Beesley, Guest director

PROGRAM

Brescianello (1690 – 1758) –  Symphony for String Orchestra in D major, Op.1 No.1
Durante (1684 – 1758) –  Concerto in G minor for two violins, viola and BC, No.2
Corelli (1684 – 1755) –  Concerto Grosso in Bb major, Op.6 No.11
Vivaldi (1678 – 1713) –  Concerto for 2 cellos and string orchestra in G minor, RV 531
Vivaldi –  Concerto in A major from “L’estro Armonico”, Op.3 No.5
Corelli –  Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6 No.4
Durante –  Concerto for violin and orchestra in A major No.8 “La Pazzia”
Brescianello –  Chaconne for two violins, two violas and BC in A major

After 15 years specialising in historically-informed performance in Europe, Rachael Beesley comes home. Australian violinist, Rachael Beesley, an internationally-renowned specialist in early music, has created and will lead, a concert of rare and winsome beauty. Corelli, Vivaldi and lesser-known Durante and Brescianello will transport us to renaissant serenity.
Performance Dates

Prices: $20 – $89

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